The only way to obtain life is to lay your life down as a living sacrifice. Mt. 16:25 Whosoever shall save his life shall lose it and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it.
Most popular governments today have much to say about the rights of man but how does that square with the teachings of Yahshua? Patrick Henry is famous for declaring “give me liberty or give me death” but Stephen had liberty and death simultaneously. Instead of a right, “life” is more of a gift which must be maintained.